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Puri experiences a typical tropical climate with harsh summers and moderate winters. The summer season from March to June is hot and sticky with temperatures reaching a high of 40 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rainy season extends from June to October bringing moderate rainfall with temperatures dropping to a low of 30 degrees Celsius. The winter months from November to February are chilly and pleasant with regular sunshine making it a perfect time to catch the glimpse of the lovely city of Puri in all its glory.

How To Reach

By Road:

Puri is connected with the rest of India via good motor able road and highway network. Regular cab and bus services are available to reach Puri from all major Indian cities including Bhubaneswar (56 Kms), Konark (35 Kms) and Kolkata (495 Kms).

By Air:

Puri does not have a dedicated airport and the closest airport is the one located in Bhubaneswar at a distance of 56 Kms. The Bhubaneswar airport is well connected to the major cities of India with regular daily flights from like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Regular cab services are available from the Bhubaneswar airport to reach Puri.

By Rail:

Puri is well connected to other prominent cities within and outside Orissa by rail. Travelling to Puri by rail is a much suitable and realistic travel option. The city is well-connected to the Delhi (Purshottam Exp), Kolkata (Falaknuma Exp) and Chennai (Coromandal Exp) with daily train services.


The city of Puri also known as Jagannath Puri is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centers in India. Located on a coastal strip along the Bay of Bengal in Odissa, Puri is famous for its architectural brilliance, ancient temples and a serene ambience uplifting the mind, body and soul. Due to its religious importance, the holy city of Jagannath Puri attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. Along with Konark and Bhubaneshwar, the city of Puri completes the golden triangle of Odissa.


The annual Chariot festival popularly known as the Jagannath Rath Yatra is the biggest festival celebrated in Puri attracting millions of devotees from all over the world. During the rath yatra, idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are taken from the Lord Jagannath Temple premises to the Gundicha temple and then brought back. Lord Jagannath rath yatra is one of the most spiritually colorful events in Puri attracting tourists and devotees from all across the world.


Being a cultural rich center of heritage, religion and age old traditions, Puri has a lot of shopping avenues for the tourists including the famous handicrafts of Orissa. Travelers can also explore the folk artifacts, silver filigree work, sculptures of Hindu Gods, appliqué work lamps and wall hangings in Puri. Miniature stone sculptures, seashells and conches are also available at the Puri Beach making them perfect shopping souvenirs to ink the visit to Puri in the sands of time forever.


There are a number of restaurants and eateries serving vegetarian food for the religious travelers while others can gorge on the wonderful seas food made with typical Oriya ingredients. The staple Oriya dishes of the staple Dahi bara alu dam bhindi bhajia and jeera pakhala are a hit with most tourists. Puri offers a window to the spiritual highs of religion to an equally undulated pristine beach and vibrant cultural heritage. Puri with its temples, blue seas and brilliant handicrafts is surely a must visit travel destination.